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Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Nelson Mullins adds 52 lawyers from midsize firm, expands product liability practice
Jan 24, 2022, 04:13 pm CST

Dissenting judge cites teen’s GPA and poor grammar to support need for parental consent for abortion
Jan 24, 2022, 03:47 pm CST

Former Vedder Price shareholder gets 3-year suspension for double billing, false expense requests
Jan 24, 2022, 12:41 pm CST

An ‘ominous development’ for race-conscious college admissions? Supreme Court accepts 2 challenges
Jan 24, 2022, 11:09 am CST

9th Circuit judge writes opinions for and against constitutionality of pandemic gun-store closings
Jan 24, 2022, 09:24 am CST

Defendants should get initial appearance before judge within 24 hours, report says
Jan 21, 2022, 02:58 pm CST

Weekly Briefs: Trump business misrepresented assets, New York AG says; judge apologizes for weed scolding
Jan 21, 2022, 02:23 pm CST

Impact of pretrial detention falls more heavily on minorities and low-income people, new report says
Jan 21, 2022, 11:52 am CST

Challenge to Texas abortion law faces more delays after SCOTUS allows certified question
Jan 21, 2022, 09:45 am CST

Video testimony violated defendant’s Sixth Amendment right of confrontation, top state court rules
Jan 20, 2022, 01:05 pm CST

Milbank smashes the associate pay scale with yet another raise
Jan 20, 2022, 11:33 am CST

‘Opening the door’ rule violated defendant’s rights under Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause, SCOTUS says
Jan 20, 2022, 10:51 am CST

Supreme Court emphasizes what DC Circuit didn’t decide as it allows release of Trump records
Jan 20, 2022, 09:18 am CST

Penn Law dean will seek university sanctions against law prof for her ‘derogatory public statements’
Jan 19, 2022, 03:57 pm CST

Judge who described pro-Trump lawyer as ‘mendacious or incompetent’ ruled too quickly, top state court says
Jan 19, 2022, 02:44 pm CST

Gorsuch is the only SCOTUS justice who isn’t wearing a mask on the bench; did he refuse Roberts’ request?
Jan 19, 2022, 11:48 am CST

Cooley is praised for refusing to fire associate disliked by Elon Musk because of past SEC work
Jan 19, 2022, 10:29 am CST

Ropes & Gray is accused of ‘unrelenting’ workload that caused UK barrister’s meltdown at work
Jan 19, 2022, 09:30 am CST

Federal judges who hired law clerk accused of racist statements won’t face misconduct complaints
Jan 18, 2022, 04:19 pm CST

Supreme Court will hear case of praying football coach
Jan 18, 2022, 02:10 pm CST

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